22 CFR 303.12 - Appeals.

§ 303.12 Appeals.

(a) Any person whose written request has been denied is entitled to appeal the denial within 30 business days by writing to the Associate Director of the Office of Management or, in the case of a denial of a request for OIG Records, the Inspector General, at the address given in 303.5(a). An appeal need not be in any particular form, but should adequately identify the denial, if possible, by describing the requested record, identifying the official who issued the denial, and providing the date on which the denial was issued. If the appeal is sent via mail, the envelope and the letter should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information Appeal” and the appeal shall be addressed to the Associate Director, Office of Management. Appeals by letter shall use the address given in § 303.5(a). Appeals are accepted via email. Appeals by email must be sent to the FOIA electronic mailbox, foia@peacecorps.gov. In appeals submitted via online web portal (accessible on the agency Web site, www.peacecorps.gov), requesters shall fill in all of the fields as required. Appeals by online web portal will be entered automatically in the FOIA tracking system. Persons submitting an appeal may utilize the online web portal for purpose of checking status of requests (open/closed) for requests from all sources.

(b) A response to an appeal will advise the requester that the 2007 FOIA amendments created the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) to offer mediation services to resolve disputes between FOIA requesters and Federal agencies as a non-exclusive alternative to litigation. A requester may contact OGIS in any of the following ways:

Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road - OGIS, College Park, MD 20740, ogis.archives.gov, Email: ogis@nara.gov, Telephone: 202-741-5770, Facsimile: 202-741-5769, Toll-free: 1-877-684-6448.

(c) The decision of the Associate Director for the Office of Management or the Inspector General on an appeal shall be in writing and, in the event the denial is in whole or in part upheld, shall contain an explanation responsive to the arguments advanced by the requester, the matters described in § 303.11(a)(1) through (4), and the provisions for judicial review of such decision under section 552(a)(4) of the FOIA. The decision shall be dispatched to the requester within 20 business days after receipt of the appeal, unless an additional period is justified pursuant to § 303.8(i) and such period taken together with any earlier extension does not exceed 10 business days. The decision by the Associate Director for the Office of Management or the Inspector General shall constitute the final action of the Peace Corps. All such decisions shall be treated as final opinions under § 303.5(b).

[ 68 FR 66008, Nov. 25, 2003, as amended at 79 FR 19819, Apr. 10, 2014]

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United States Code

§ 2501 - Congressional declaration of purpose

§ 2501-1

§ 2501a - Voluntary service programs

§ 2502 - Presidential authorization; appropriations and financial readjustments

§ 2503 - Director and Deputy Director; delegation of functions

§ 2504 - Peace Corps volunteers

§ 2505 - Peace Corps volunteer leaders; number; applicability of chapter; benefits

§ 2506 - Peace Corps employees

§ 2507 - Training program

§ 2507a - Sexual assault risk-reduction and response training

§ 2507b - Sexual assault policy

§ 2507c - Office of Victim Advocacy

§ 2507d - Establishment of Sexual Assault Advisory Council

§ 2507e - Volunteer feedback and Peace Corps review

§ 2507f - Establishment of a policy on stalking

§ 2507g - Establishment of a confidentiality protection policy

§ 2507h - Removal and assessment and evaluation

§ 2507i - Reporting requirements

§ 2508 - Foreign participants; admission into the United States as nonimmigrants; removal

§ 2509 - Presidential powers and authorities

§ 2510 - Omitted

§ 2511 - Peace Corps National Advisory Council

§ 2512 - Experts and consultants

§ 2513 - Assignment of personnel to foreign governments or international organizations

§ 2514 - Use of funds

§ 2514a - Authorization for Peace Corps to provide separation pay for host country resident personal services contractors of the Peace Corps

§ 2515 - Foreign Currency Fluctuations Account

§ 2516 - Use of foreign currencies

§ 2517 - Activities promoting Americans’ understanding of other peoples

§ 2518 - Seal and name

§ 2519 - Security investigations

§ 2520 - Military training and service exemption

§ 2521 - Foreign language proficiency

§ 2521a - Nonpartisan appointments

§ 2522 - Definitions

§ 2523 - Separability

Presidential Documents

Executive Order ... 12137

Executive Order ... 12600

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